A Recipe with Historic Ingredients
A 1970s remodel had left the original kitchen as well as the rest of my home outdated and well-worn.As part of a major remodeling and second floor addition, I was looking to restore the original character and integrity of the first floor rooms that were to remain essentially intact. The kitchen was cramped for two active people preparing dinner and needed a complete makeover to be more compatible with the original period of the 1926 house.
The plastic ceiling tile, plastic coated particle board faux tile backsplashes, and vinyl flooring had to go.The entire kitchen, an adjacent laundry room, and what I called a “Winnebago half bath” (it was completely ensconced in 70s sparkly Formica walls) were all gutted to provide for a larger kitchen with better working areas including two sinks, a prep and bar area that opens into a new family room, and all new appliances, cabinetry, and finishes.
The success level of the remodeling has been measured by most people not realizing everything in the room is new and not original to the house.